Larry Mears, Norwich: June 18, 1935 – Dec. 12, 2012

first_imgLarry entered the U.S. Navy on April 20, 1954 where he honorably served his country until his discharge on April 16, 1958. Larry was born June 18, 1935 at Milan, Kansas the only child of Foster Latham Mears and Clara Mae Paisley Mears.  He grew up in Milan and attended grade school at Milan before moving to Wellington where he graduated from Wellington High School with the class of 1953. Larry became an Air Traffic Controller while he was in the Navy.  He pursued his love of Air Traffic Control and became a civilian Air Traffic Controller. Later he became an Air Traffic Instructor at the FAA Center in Oklahoma City, OK until he retired in 1990. Visitation with family present will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday evening, December 16, 2012 at Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs.Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 17, 2012 from the Norwich Baptist Church, with Pastor Eric Taylor, officiating.  Interment will be in Milan Cemetery, Milan, Kansas. Arrangements are by Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs, KS. On line condolences and guest book are available at www.ebersolemortuary.com. Larry was united in marriage to Elaine M. Murphy on February 6, 1960 at Hays, Kansas. They made their first home in Hays while Larry attended Fort Hays State University. He graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and History. He  is survived by his wife Elaine of the home; two sons: Ron Mears and his wife Suzanne, Jim Mears all of Roeland Park, Kansas, one daughter, Shelly and husband Mitch Hewitt, of Norwich, Kansas; six grandchildren: Lauren, Mason, Trenton, Chloe, Kelcey and Maddie. Larry was preceded in death by his Father, Foster on December 12, 1969 and his Mother, Clara Mears on Dec. 21, 1969. Larry MearsFoster Larry “Fos” Mears, 77, of Norwich, retired FAA Air Traffic Controller, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS. Memorials have been established to the Norwich Baptist Church or the Norwich EMS.last_img read more

Karl Willey, 71, Caldwell: Oct. 19, 1941 – May 10, 2013

first_imgKarl WilleyKarl Alan Willey, 71, of Caldwell passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack on Friday, May 10, 2013.  Karl was born in Wellington, the second of three  sons to Warren F. and Alice (Jenista) Willey on October 19, 1941.He began his career in the grocery business as a young boy, working for his father at the Quality Food Market and later at Teel’s IGA.   He graduated in 1959 from Caldwell High School.  He married Linda Wooderson, his high school sweetheart on July 9, 1961. Karl and Linda began their life together in Wichita, where Karl worked for Safeway.  Their two daughters Kimberly and Sherri were born in Wichita.  Their young family then moved to Oklahoma City, and later to Oxford, Alabama.  Every move was to a different job in the grocery business.In 1974, he made the decision to return to Caldwell to achieve a dream of owning his own grocery store when he purchased Detrick’s.  He was active in the community by being involved with the Chamber of Commerce, Sumner County Fair Association, Caldwell Alumni Association, Lion’s Club and Sumner Lodge #203.  He was a member of the Central Christian Church. Karl was a member of the Oklahoma Grocer’s Association and Associated Wholesale Grocers organization. He enjoyed his grandchildren, traveling, fishing , hunting and his pet dachshunds (John & June).Karl was preceded in death by his parents, Warren & Alice.  Survivors include his wife Linda and his daughters Kimberly and her husband Jerry Nimitz of Medford; Sherri and her husband Rick King of Wichita, KS; five grandchildren, Richard S. Crumbliss and his wife Jill, Natalie King, Kami Nimitz, Will  King and Max King; two great grandchildren, Piper Crumbliss and Richard A. Crumbliss; two brothers, Paul Willey and his wife Diane of Dallas, Texas and Daryl Willey of Dallas, Texas; three nephews, Wayne Willey of Dallas, Texas, Warren Willey of Dallas, Texas and Joseph Willey of Boise, Idaho and their families.Funeral  services will be held at the Central Christian Church, Caldwell, on Monday, May 13, 2013, at 2 p.m.Interment will be in the Caldwell City Cemetery under the direction of Schaeffer Mortuary.Memorials may be given to the Central Christian Church, Caldwell.To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.schaeffermortuary.infoArrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell.last_img read more

School budget approved; mill levy increased; 3 board members absent; 90-minute hearing results from impasse

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (15) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +15 Vote up Vote down Roy Rogers · 365 weeks ago Not the school boards fault. It is that guy in Topeka that is called the Governor of Kansas. He is in defiance of the Kansas Supreme Court ruling. I agree with Mr. Peck that we (Wellington) have to do what we have to do to stay up in times for education. Did anyone in Wellington question the Governor about education while he was here for the Wheat Festival. I never heard any comments about education. This is just the beginning, get ready taxpayers and those of you in small school districts, I really hope you can survive the times. Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago +31 Vote up Vote down Caped Crusader · 365 weeks ago Seriously…. Only 4 members make the budget hearing. Sad. I commend the Board for only raising the levy by .9 given the current government climate. Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago +43 Vote up Vote down Goat roper · 365 weeks ago It doesn’t anger me the school board raised the mill levy. It angers me that only 4 board members showed up. Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago +35 Vote up Vote down little bits · 365 weeks ago I commend Jason for listening to his instincts and not voting until he understood the information put before him. More board members need to do this and not blindly jump into the fire like they did with honors class fiasco! Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago +17 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 365 weeks ago Jason, thanks for questioning the budget and wanting to understand the options. Thats why you are there, so as not to go with the flow and think, question and understand before voting. Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago +16 Vote up Vote down WHS Grad · 365 weeks ago There is a website named USD353.com. It would be wonderful to go there and be able to read board notes. Local, online papers are the only source for what went on at board meetings during March 14, 2012; May 2013; July 2013; August 2013; and now this most recent special meeting. Report Reply 1 reply · active 365 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down Anon · 365 weeks ago Jason, thank you for asking the difficult questions. It’s never easy to be the only one asking, but this taxpayer appreciates it. Too often we turn to the taxpayers to pick up the slack. Our taxes are already so high. Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Jim · 365 weeks ago Jason Newberry was in a tough position being new on the Board and he could of gone with the flow. We need more new members like that, who continue to question where the money is spent in these tight financial times. He has kids in the system and wants the best for them, but continuing increasing the property taxes is not the only method. That is taxing everyone in the school district whether they have kids in school or not. The other option is to raise fees on parents per each student in the school. The higher the price of the education to the parent, perhaps the more important to make sure that your kid gets the most out of every school day. The more the parents are invested in their kids education, the more parent involvement in knowing their kids teachers, what they are learning and whether they are meeting the goal of getting kids ready to be good citizens and good income earners after school. If they can not afford reasonable costs of books, computer rental fees, or sports fees then a program to earn volunteer credit could help the school with classroom help, custodial help or grounds help. Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Caped Crusader · 365 weeks ago I respect Jason and agree he was in a tough position being new to the board. I also think it takes great courage when you are new to stick to your guns as he did. That said, I think we may be sending a bad message. First, if you feel the budget is too high, propose a solution instead of just stating you don’t want to raise the mill. No one wants to raise the mill. Review the budget prior to the meeting and come with suggestions to cut. Saying no just for the principle of not raising the mill is not necessarily a good thing. He is elected to make difficult decisions which in some cases, like this one, may mean doing something which is not popular like increasing taxes. Again, if you don’t have a suggestion come prepared to make a hard decision. (Continued in next post) Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Caped Crusader · 365 weeks ago I think the question that needs to be asked now is where were the other three board members for this important meeting? It’s a no brainer the School Board is under increased scrutiny over the last few years’ decisions. Yet 3 of 7 can’t make the budget meeting? The article makes it sound like the board members who were in attendance did not know the 3 were going to be absent. ‘ But that didn’t prove successful in that none of the absentee board members were able to be contacted.’ If they were out of town could a meeting of this magnitude not have been moved to allow for better than 57% attendance? Again, Jason was in a tough position being new and I’m sure there is a HUGE learning curve so I don’t want this to come across as a personal attack. Just a different point of view. For my money we need to do what is right for the kids under any circumstance! Report Reply 0 replies · active 365 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington school board members approved the 2013-14 school budget in a hearing that was as bizarre as any hearing out there Monday night at the school administrative office.With just four of the seven members present, the board voted 4-0 to approve the 2013-14 budget that will include $20.38 million in expenditures for which $8.78 million will come from local resources and transfers. The school district is budgeting $3.92 million revenue from property taxpayers.To raise that amount, the school will levy 63.37 mills – an increase of .9 mills for the USD 353 taxpayers from the previous year. Thus, people owning a residential home in the USD 353 school district with an appraised value of $100,000 will be taxed $728.75 in 2014, compared to $718.64 in 2013 in school taxes alone. The mill levy will include 20 mills mandated from the Kansas State legislature, 25.72 mills in the local option budget, 12.62 mills in bond and interest and 5 mills from capital outlay. The mill levy in 2012 was 62.47 mills. Each mill is one dollar per $1,000 dollars of assessed value.Keep in mind, this will only affect the school portion of a taxpayers bill. Other tax entities like the city of Wellington and Sumner County are not included for this article. The city of Wellington will be approving its budget next Tuesday.Wellington Superintendent Rick Weiss cited less state aid and increasing school costs as the reason for the .9 mill increase. The .9 mill increase will raise a projected $63,361 for the school district.“The pro rated amount of state aid should be 78 percent of the budget,” Weiss said. “The actual amount during the 2012-13 fiscal year will be much less. This burden thus falls on the local taxpayers for which most of the legislators supporting this policy are. Perhaps, they should actually think this out instead of doing what they are told.”•••••The bizarre hearingThe board voted twice in a public hearing that lasted 90 minutes. Normally a budget hearing for a tax entity is basically a formality lasting less than 30 minutes.Not this one. New board member Jason Newberry initially voted against the budget, citing he did not want the USD 353 to increase the budget by .9 mills. And since the board only had three favorable votes, it did not constitute a majority of the seven-member board, and the motion failed.Thus, for about an hour the board was locked in a stalemate and in a quandary about what to do with the budget.The unusual problem could be traced before the tap of the gavel to open the hearing. Three members were absent Monday: Bob White, Angie Ratcliff and Larry Mangan. The board was barely at quorum with Jackie Berryman, Carol Hadorn, David Peck and Newberry in attendance.After the budget was discussed, Berryman called for a vote with three voting “aye.” Newberry, though, voted against the budget.“I just have some heartburn raising the mill levy during these financially troubled times we are in,” Newberry said. “I think if we raise the mill levy now it will be awfully hard to get the mill levy back down.”He proposed looking at a way to make cuts to bring the mill levy equivalent to the one last year.Peck, on the other hand, said he will not sacrifice the education of the students, and would not vote to change the budget proposed by Weiss in order to take $63,361 out of the budget.The board was now at impasse. And for the next hour discussed alternatives in order to solve the problem.The first thought was to bring in a board member who was not there and see if they could garner another vote to get the budget passed.“That wouldn’t offend me at all if you did that,” Newberry said.But that didn’t prove successful in that none of the absentee board members were able to be contacted.Then the board members discussed submitting another budget. But that would pose a logistic impossibility. In order for a budget to be legal it must be published in the legal newspaper a specific number of times. The legal publication is the Wellington Daily News. However, the publication had already been published this week and wouldn’t have another one until next week.The board would not be able to submit a budget to the state before the Aug. 25 deadline.So thus, the board, started to look at ways to cut the budget at the meeting. It can make changes as long as it doesn’t increase the budget, Weiss said.That proved to be quite an undertaking. Weiss said the only place to take it out of was the Local Option Budget. Throughout the meeting even before the vote was taken, Weiss emphasized that assistant Superintendent Larry Roth had done some creative accounting to make budget and there was no place to cut without directly affecting the students.The suggestions were abundant. At one point Berryman said the board could cut athletics to reduce one mill levy. Weiss responded that cutting $63,361 out of supplemental contracts would pretty much end all athletics and other extra curricular activities in Wellington. Berryman said it would hurt the school in that it would cause students to drop out thus leaving the school in more of a financial bind.There was discussion of cutting the mills with the rec. But that would only affect rec projects and have no affect on the budget of the school.“What would you like us to do away with Jason?” Berryman asked.“I wish I knew, I’m new to the game, so I apologize,” Newberry said who got on the board in July. “I’ll be honest with you I don’t know where you can make the cuts. But I don’t like the fact we are raising the mill levy.”Roth said he knew what Newberry was saying but the trend in Topeka is making it worse and putting the burden on the local taxpayers. Thus the problem with raising the mill levy exists.Finally, after more discussion, Newberry asked Roth for a line-by-line explanation with the LOB expenditures. Roth did so and eventually Newberry said he was satisfied with these explanations. He changed his vote and the second time the motion passed 4-0.last_img read more

Wellington fire/EMS incident report: Oct. 3 – Oct. 6, 2013

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments The Wellington Fire/EMS incident report for Oct. 3 to Oct. 6, 2013:10/3   6:29 AM        Vehicle Accident                 800 block S. Mayfield Road10/3   7:01 PM        Medical Trauma                 400 block South C10/4   2:14 AM        Medical Emergency           600 block E. 4th10/4   4:16 AM        Medical Emergency           900 block S. Washington10/4   10:17 AM      Natural Gas Leak                600 block South H10/4   3:10 PM        Lift Assist                               300 block W. 12th10/4   9:41 PM        Medical Emergency           1200 block Crestridge10/5   4:29 AM        Medical Emergency           1100 block E. Harvey10/5   8:08 AM        Medical Emergency           300 block W. 12th10/5   10:22 AM      Medical Emergency           300 block E. 19th10/5   5:37 PM        Oven Fire                              300 block South C10/5   7:45 PM        Medical Emergency           200 block S. Washington10/5   9:19 PM        Transfer to Wichita10/6   3:52 PM        Transfer to Wichita10/6   8:49 PM        Medical Emergency           400 block S. Jefferson10/6   10:26 PM      Transfer to Wichitalast_img read more

Sterling House wins best chili; Road Kill Cooks win best Salsa at Fall Fest

first_img1st place Chili– Sterling House of Wellington1st Place Salsa– Road Kill Cooks Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 2nd Place Chili– Impact Bank2nd Place Salsa-The Dore People’s Choice Chili-Impact BankPeople’s Choice Salsa– Road Kill CooksBest Decorated Booth – Sterling House of WellingtonSpirit Award– Road Kill Cooks Sumner Newscow report — The following are results from the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Fall-Fest held at Heritage Park Saturday afternoon:Road Kill Cook were the Salsa winners.last_img read more

Wellington police notes: Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, October 31, 2013•8:23 a.m. Officers investigated a Theft in the 1400 block E. Michigan, Wellington.•12:42 p.m. Officers investigated burglary and criminal damage to property in the 200 block. S. Jefferson, Wellington.•5:02 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 300 block. W. 8th, Wellington.•7:51 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 100 block. N. Woodlawn, Wellington.last_img

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The eating turkey question

first_img Loading … Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down big gobbler · 350 weeks ago DEEP FAT FRIED Report Reply 0 replies · active 350 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down IT NEEDS TO BE SAID · 350 weeks ago I KNOW I AM GOIN TO IRRITATE PEOPLE BUT WHY DO PEOPLE EAT ANIMALES. IT MAKES ME SICK. IM A VEGATERIAN BECAUSE I DONT KILL ANIMALS. I HATE PEOPLE WHO MAKE LIVIN OUT OF KILLING ANIMALS THATS WHY I LEFT KANSAS BECAUS I CANT STAND THE ANIMAL KILLING HAPPY THANKGIVIN WELLINGTON ANIMAL KILLARS !!!!!!!! Report Reply 1 reply · active 350 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 350 weeks ago lol. Yeah, poor animals. I bet you’re heart broken about all the bugs you smash with your car too. And aren’t plants a living organism? Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Longtimeresident · 350 weeks ago So which state did you move to that doesn’t kill animals? Maybe the State of Confusion. Report Reply 0 replies · active 350 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Which do you prefer on your Thanksgiving plate? White turkey meat. Dark turkey meat. A combination of the two. I don’t eat turkey. I prefer other meats. I’m a vegetarian. View Resultslast_img read more

Sunday blog: And the winner is…

first_img2. Christmas holidays…I’m not sure if people are more in the charitable mood, or is it simply people are more eager to share their holiday giving news to Sumner Newscow. Whatever the case may be, it has been a tremendous outpouring of community charitable initiatives this holiday season – more than I can ever remember as a journalist in Wellington.Whether it has been school food drives, the Wellington noon Lions Club Operation Holiday, the local Salvation Army, or the Light-up Wellington project in downtown, there has been an outpouring of giving. Great job, Wellington and Sumner County!Some people say true giving is anonymous. To seek publicity for your charitable contributions is self serving. But I’m not in complete agreement. Publicizing your charitable contributions encourages others to do the same. If you have charity news, e-mail us at sumnernewscow@gmail.com. We’ll get your news on site. 4. On a lighter note…You know when things are going pretty well in America? It’s when we are debating the irrelevant – something as trivial as a snowball fight.In Eugene, Oregon, the home of the University of Oregon, there was a snow storm this week. As a result, a campus wide snowball fight broke out and a few football players were involved. As you can tell in this video it turned a little vicious…Because of these shenanigans, Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown has been suspended for the Ducks’ upcoming bowl game in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on Dec. 30 vs. Texas.Although, these kids probably shouldn’t have involved this college professor, who was an innocent bystander, one has to wonder about the severity of the crime. Are then really denying Brown a once-in-a-lifetime bowl trip because he got a little too rambunctious in a snowball fight?  And really, how can you exclude just him? It appeared there were a lot of people involved here.Now I personally don’t care for snowball fights. I throw like an uncoordinated girl, and usually people gang up on me and I get pelted like that professor. But I have never once suffered any brain damage (insert your stupid joke here), or incurred a major injury because of one. I usually go in the house, dry off and get some hot chocolate.Seems like U of O officials, including that professor, could lighten up a little and live life. 1. Christmas sentence winner…First of all, kudos to the businesses participating in the 30 Days of Christmas promotion, and those keeping retail and commercial business in Sumner County alive and kicking by shopping locally. I can’t emphasize how important this season is for a community such as Wellington.For the past three weeks, we have featured a local business every day. It has been overwhelmingly successful and an educational process.We have also had tremendous participation in the $100 Christmas sentence promotion in which a word is underlined each day and people were asked to fill out the sentence.The sentence was…A 1. growing 2. body of 3. economic 4. research 5. shows that in an 6. increasingly 7. homogenized  8. world 9. entrepreneurs  and 10. skilled 11. workers are 12. more 13. likely to 14. invest  and 15. settle  in 16.communities that 17. preserve their 18. one-of-a-kind 19. businesses and 20. distinctive  21 character.And the winner of the contest is….Jay Tedder of Arkansas City! Tedder is a Wellington Christian Academy teacher for sixth through eighth grade. He teaches math and science.Tedder said he will be donating the $100 to a family in need.“It was really interesting. I was reading about this family in need on the school prayer chain, and your e-mail came up saying I was the winner,” Tedder told Sumner Newscow. “I knew right then the Good Lord was telling me something.”Tedder said he had heard the sentence before and that helped him solve the puzzle before anyone else.Congratulations, Jay! And thanks again to everybody participating. Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts, minus one, for Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013:center_img 3. And then there are the wackos…There are two ways to look at the terrorist plot at Mid-Continent Airport this week. We can all wring our hands and scream our outrage over Terry Lee Loewen, a Wichita resident and nut job, who had intentions of blowing up the local airport during the busiest time of the Christmas season, killing countless number of people.Or you can look at it as a tremendous feat by the FBI agents, state and local law enforcement from preventing the incident from ever happening. It appears as if this nut never had a chance, because the FBI agents were in on it the whole time.I’m one of those people who don’t believe people today are anymore off their rockers than in past eras. After all, history is filled with atrocities committed by lunatics, or governments run by lunatics. I also feel better sleeping at night knowing for all the faults of the U.S. Government, there are forces keeping us protected.We should never underestimate the need for good security. 9-11 was a result of poor U.S. surveillance. Since that point, though, the country amazingly has had few terrorist attacks. I remember thinking in 2001, the U.S. would be constantly at war against an enemy that would be invisible, random, and lacking in any kind of goal or resolution other than to inflict pain on the innocent.I’m still not convinced we are not set for another major terrorist attack in the near future. It seems inevitable.But it’s good to know there are good guys out there on our side. For without them, Wichita could have been the focus today of one of the most awful atrocities in this century. Instead it will be a forgotten footnote. Thank God for that. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Guest · 347 weeks ago I don’t know Jay Tedder but what a wonderful guy. Report Reply 0 replies · active 347 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down PLEASE, SAVE US! · 347 weeks ago Please… that “terrorist plot” was SET UP BY the government… just so they could stop it. Let’s use our brains for something more than mustering up emotional fawning. It’s like telling your children that they need you to protect them from bullies at school… then, pretending to be a bully yourself, you convince another bully to beat up your child… then, when the bully goes to beat your child up, you stop him and say to your children “See, I told you that you needed me to protect you!” Report Reply 0 replies · active 347 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Wellington girls finish 7th; Lauryn Snipes makes all-tournament team

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Local · 340 weeks ago Congratulations Lauryn! Report Reply 0 replies · active 340 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down We Are Family · 340 weeks ago Congratulations Lauryn – We are so proud of you here in the KC area!!!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 340 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Jeanette Patterson · 340 weeks ago Congratulations Lauryn – We are so proud of you — from the Rocky Mountains of Denver Report Reply 0 replies · active 340 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down WHS Parent · 340 weeks ago Congrats Lauryn!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 340 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Wellington 07  12  16  17—52Defenders: 08  01  08  08—25Wellington scoring: Snipes 11, Ledesma 10, Zimmerman 9, French 8, H. Wright 4, Williams 4, Salvador 2, S. Wright 2, Lewellen 1, Whaley 1. Lauryn Snipesby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Crusader girls got one victory out of the Mulvane Wildcat Classic Tournament with a 52-25 victory in the seventh place game.Wellington High School freshman Lauryn Snipes made the all-tournament team. She had 43 points (14.3 ppg.), 10 assists, and 8 steals.The Crusaders are now 7-5 and will battle Rose Hill at home Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Wellington opened the game sluggish and trailed 8-7 in the first quarter, but then dominated thereafter especially on defense.  The Crusaders held the Defenders to 17 points the rest of the game. They also forced the Defenders into 37 turnovers.After outscoring the Defenders 12-1 in the second quarter, Wellington would outscore them 16-8 and 17-8 in the third and fourth quarter. Wellington was ahead by 20 by the 7:08 mark of the fourth quarter.Wellington’s middle threesome of Tayland French, Jaedyn Ledesma and Taylor Zimmerman scored 27 points and grabbed 24 of the team’s rebounded. The Crusaders out-rebounded the Defenders 37-24.Mulvane girls won the tournament with a 54-48 win over Garden Plain in the championship contest. last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings: Oct. 27 – Nov. 3, 2014

first_imgWood, Shaun T.32Lee Summit, MO1200 N US 81 Sumner County, KSSUSOPossession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of certain stimulants, SGCO Warrant- DWS10/29/14 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 10/27/2014 thru 11/03/2014          NameAgeHome TownArrest locationAgencyChargesArrest Date Easly, Seth J.31Oxford, KS103 E. Elm Oxford, KSOXPDCowley County Warrant10/27/14 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings for Oct. 27 to Nov. 3, 2014 are as follows:  Potts, Mitchell L.41Anthony, KS500 W Ridge Mulvane,KSSUSODUI, Improper Driving on Laned Roadway10/30/14 Tucker, Angela D.Oklahoma City, OK777 Kansas Star Dr. Mulvane, KSMPD2 Oklahoma Warrants, SUCO- Possession of certain stimulants, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Interference with LEO,10/28/14 Rashad, Branden D.25Kansas City, MOI-35 MM 19 Wellington, KSKHPDriving while Suspended10/29/14 Compton, Kayla L.24Wellington, KS200 Blk. W.  Lincoln Wellington, KSWPDDWS, No Insurance11/2/14 Caldwell PD1 Gonzalez-Gutierrez, Eric24Wichita, KS600 W Main Oxford, KSSUSODWS, No Insurance, Illegal Registration11/2/14 Beeler, Justin O.35Wichita, KS1300 E. Lincoln Wellington, KSWPDWarrant- FTA11/1/14 Sheppard, Jesse D.36Santa Monica, CA610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence10/27/14 Mulvane1 Ferguson, Felicia L.28Wellington, KSE 19th and N B Wellington, KSWPDDisorderly Conduct, Interference LEO, Traffic Contraband into Correctional Facility, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia10/30/14center_img Murphy, Michael S.23Wichita, KSSevier Coutny Jail Richfield, UTSUSOSUCO FTA x3, Lyon County PV x210/30/14 McKamie, Julie R.32Lee Summit, MO1200 N US 81 Sumner County, KSSUSODWS, No Insurance, Illegal Registration, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia10/29/14 Mceachern, Rick B.41Wichita, KS1322 N B Wellington, KSWPDAggravated Assault on L.E.O10/30/14 Thorton, Rayl L.48Wellington, KS715 N G St. Wellington, KSWPDDistribute certain stimulant, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful ontain prescription drug, No drug tax stampo, SGCO Warrant-DWS10/31/14 Bookings OXPD3 Gonzales, Rebecca39Caldwell, KS324 W First Caldwell, KSCAPDDV Battery, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Obstruction of Legal Process11/2/14 Sloan, Marcus A.21Winfield, KS302 S illinois Oxford, KSOXPDProbation Violation (SUCO)10/29/14 Sumner Co8 Hoss, Sabrina A.30South Haven, KS207 S Wichita South Haven, KSSUSOSUCO Warrant- PV10/30/14 Wellington PD5 Triplett, Brian H.42Winfield, KS300 W Main Oxford, KSOXPDDriving While Suspended, Illegal Registration10/31/14 Sedgwick Co36 Preston, William H.37Wichita, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOWarrant- PV10/28/14last_img read more